Wall lizard project - Felixstowe colony

Felixstowe
(Suffolk)

 

Closest Town:

FELIXSTOWE (0.8 km)

 

Introduction date:

First reported in 2007

Site Name:

Felixstowe

 

Source of introduction:

Unknown - possibly of Italian origin

Site Access:

Public

 

Colony Status:

Extant

Relative population estimate:

12

 

Extirpation date:

Extant

 
History:

Animals noted in the garden cliffs since 2007, since this date a number of animals have been seen, including juveniles . It is estimated in 2011 that there is 12 animals of both sexes.

 
Ecological impact:

It is believed that the lizards occupy an ecological niche, with little chance of their distribution expanding far. The nearest recorded native reptiles are around a kilometre from the site, so any passing of pathogens seems unlikely.

 
Habitat:

Pavilion Cliff Gardens. Based on a seaside front garden and cliff which is maintained with traditional walled shrub beds, and surrounding gardens. The gardens are typical 1950s construction with concrete rough blocks and sand stone walls.

 
Morphology:

Green - possibly Italian origin

© Alison Looser 2011
© Alison Looser 2011
© Duncan Sweeting 2009
© Duncan Sweeting 2009
 
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